Department Mission Statement
Grounded in the gospel call and the Jesuit tradition, religious education at Seattle Preparatory School blends theory and practice, doctrine and spirituality, academic knowledge and affective formation. Beginning with the student’s experience, this education combines the history, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic Church with a faith-building method that respects the variety of religious traditions alive in the Prep community and the world at large.
meet the department chair
Deana Duke McNeill began teaching at Seattle Prep in 2006. Her educational background includes a BA in History (1986) and a MA in International Studies (2002) from the University of Washington. She endeavors as much as possible to combine her love of teaching with her love of travel and has participated in several study abroad and service immersion trips, traveling independently and with students, to a variety of countries including: the Dominican Republic, Israel/Palestine, China, much of Western Europe and Australia. She is the mother of two, grandmother of three and hopes to continue to work with and be inspired by Prep students for a long time to come